Manchester United vs Liverpool. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more

Manchester United and Liverpool
You can be sure the Red Devils' legendary home stadium will be noisier than ever

Unstable Manchester United will face formidable Liverpool FC in a crucial Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff whistle – 21:00 IST.

As is traditionally happens, the most interesting event of the tour was saved for the dessert. Old Trafford will host one of the most important matches of the entire championship and it is also one of the biggest rivalries in English football: the North-West derby. 

You always want to see a productive game in top matches, but it often happens that teams are primarily focused on neutralizing their opponent’s strengths. However, this is clearly not the case for the upcoming clash, Liverpool are excellent offensively – 31 goals in ten games. Man Utd are not as good, but also scoring regularly – the team has 16 goals in ten matches.

Manchester United News & Current Form:

Manchester United are sixth in the English Premier League after eight rounds. Now the Red Devils have 14 points.

In the previous matchday, United lost away to Leicester City, conceding four goals. And it was not the first terrible match of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team this season.

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A few days later, MU beat Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League. But here, again, it was not without problems. After the first half, the Italians were 2-0 up. Only after the break, United managed to gather all the energy and transform it into goals to change the situation on the pitch, however, it is likely that in a match against a more powerful opponent they will not be able to do this again. The winning goal, by the way, was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Varane, Fred, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial and Diallo (who has a thigh injury) will be unable to appear today.

Liverpool News & Current Form:

Liverpool, meanwhile, have picked up 18 points and are in second place. Chelsea are only one point ahead.

Recently, Liverpool had a tough match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. It was very intensive and entertaining clash: the Merseysiders quickly scored two goals, but then just as easily allowed the opponent to equalize. Still, Jurgen Klopp’s team snatched the victory in the second half (2-3).

Yet we should bear in mind an important nuance: Atletico were already down to ten men after the suspension of Antoine Griezmann.

Liverpool have not lost a single game this season. Last weekend, the Reds thrashed Watford away (5-0) and before that, it was a 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

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Liverpool currently have the best attack in the EPL: lads of Jurgen Klopp produced 22 goals in eight games.

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Record:

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Predicted XI:

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.

Liverpool possible: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Statistical preview of the match Manchester United vs Liverpool:

  • Manchester United had conceded at least one goal in each of their previous nine matches.
  • Liverpool have not lost a game this season. They are now unbeaten in 21 matches – their longest run since 1989 under Sir Kenny Dalglish.
  • In their last nine matches, Liverpool scored over 2.5 goals. Also, they have scored at least 3 goals in their last 5 away matches.
  • Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last ten Premier League matches at Old Trafford.
  • Mohamed Salah has been in astonishing form this season and has already registered seven goals and four assists in eight Premier League appearances.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Prediction: 

We expect a goal-rich game, as Liverpool got excellent quality in terms of their forwards, MU got world talents in front as well, still, the Red Devils are conceding a lot. It’s clear why that happens. Manchester United have added Ronaldo this summer. Structurally, the team have changed. Everything that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has built up in the team for a long time, all the interactions when playing without the ball have broken down. Now Man Utd looks bad after losing the ball, to say the least.

Also, the defense headliners are in poor form as Harry Maguire, who returned from injury, repeatedly made mistakes. And Raphael Varane is just recovering from the injury received in the finals of the Nations League, and he still looks like not quite used to English football.

You can see from the last match against Atletico that Liverpool also has some problems in defending at the moment. But it could just be a little random accident.

We should expect an open game with plenty of chances from both sides. It is difficult to predict the outcome. Obviously, Liverpool appears to be a more stable mechanism, which is less likely to malfunction and has better interactions. But this game is being played as a Northwest derby, and illogical and unpredictable things often happen.

Also, when things don’t work out well for a team, Manchester United, like Liverpool, has the ability to come together at the right moment, especially when the game is played at Old Trafford, where the fans are pushing their team forward. In such a situation, clubs are capable of performing miracles, so we do not recommend betting on a particular score of the match.

Parimatch News staff prediction: 

We say: Liverpool to Win and Goals over 2.5 – yes.